Yum! is a Fortune 500 corporation, operating the brands Taco Bell, KFC and Pizza Hut worldwide. It is one of the world’s largest fast food restaurant companies in terms of system units—with more than 41,000 restaurants around the world in over 125 countries, global sales totalling more than US$13 billion and 1.5 million global employees.

Yum! embarked on a journey with BRIDGE to build the next generation of leaders. Yum! has evolved a unique culture that is the glue for its employees, which is fast paced and values getting things done while taking people with you. The brief was to design an integrated leadership development journey that would be aligned with the Yum! culture; create a transformative shift in leaders to be Step Change Thinkers and People Growers; and be cost effective to Yum! and the franchises globally.

The programme brings together challenging and memorable learning experiences: innovative tools and content enabling insights on how to make the leadership shifts; a custom-made strategic simulation of running a business real time; and six sessions with a professional coach (with our strategic partner Coach in a Box) to create a uniquely personalised experience.  Each of the two workshops that anchor the six month learning journey are quite distinct from each other with a mix of experiences that unlock passion, develop heartfelt connections, and build confidence to lead with authenticity and resourcefulness. The programme is in its third year and has a created a network of alumni grateful for a pivotal experience in their lives that has helped many take on larger leadership roles and eager to develop the next generation of talent.